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Plata Island and Whale Watching Mira a esta página en español

(From June to October only)

Plata Island (Silver Island) is a smaller version of the Galapagos located within Machalilla National Park. Here you will encounter many of the same birds species found on the Galapagos, such as the blue-footed booby, red-footed booby, Nazca booby, frigatebird, and occasionally albatross. A coral reef encircles the island and hosts a wide variety of marine species, including manta rays, tropical fishes, and turtles. The island itself boasts a beautiful landscape and the perfect environment to explore and watch the wildlife in their natural habitat.
Upon arriving, you will take a 2 hour guided walk to explore the island and see the birds before returning to the boat for lunch and a short rest. After lunch you will have the opportunity to snorkel (about 1 hour) where you can observe the coral reef and its various inhabitants, such as fish and turtles.

In addition, from June to October humpback whales are present in the waters of the park. They migrate to the warm Ecuadoran waters each year to mate and give birth before returning south to the colder waters of the Antarctic regions where food is plentiful.

Our team of professionals (guides and captains) has over 23 years of experience and an average success rate of 90% for whale sighting each season.

DurationFull day
Dificulty5/10, The majority of the island walk is very easy. The only part that some might consider difficult is the 180 stairs that must be climbed in order to reath the exploration paths.
Schedule(From June to October only)
09:00 Leaving from the office
17:00 Returning at Puerto Lopez
IncludedBoat with all security equipment, guides (in English and Spanish), guided tour on the island, light lunch, snorkeling equipment (mask and tube).
RecommendationsWater bottle, sun protection, walking shoes, towel, swimsuit, light wind jacket (especially from June to October).

Tours:All Machalilla, All Machalilla Plus, Cycling, Diving, Horseback Riding on the Beach, Kayak and Snorkeling, Los Frailes Beach and Agua Blanca, Paragliding, Plata Island, Plata Island and Whale Watching, Rainforest Horse Ride, Rainforest Walk, Sport Fishing, Surf Lessons, Whale Watching
Packages:Machalilla Active, Machalilla Adrenaline, Machalilla Adventure, Machalilla Diving, Machalilla Explorer, Machalilla Happy, Machalilla Intense, Machalilla Island, Machalilla Sports, Machalilla Underwater
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